We visited Federal Jack’s Restaurant and Brew Pub, located right on the water in Kennebunkport, Maine during Bre’s birthday weekend festivities. We were headed to Old Orchard Beach to camp for this weekend, and this was at a good stopping point. It was also a good time to try to throw Bre off, because she didn’t quite know the full plan of the weekend…
Federal Jack’s is one of Maine’s first brew pubs, and the birthplace of Shipyard Brewing Company’s award winning-line of ales. Federal Jack’s opened in 1992 by Fred Forsley and Alan Pugsley, with the opening of the Kennebunkport Brewing Company as well. Demand quickly increased, and in 1994, Shipyard Brewing Company was built Portland, Maine.
All beers at Federal Jack’s are brewed downstairs, at the 7-barrel brewery of the Kennebunkport Brewing Company.
We ordered a sampler tray so we could try some of the beers we haven’t had before, and so we could share little tastes with everyone.
Hoppy but light and summery
Sirius Summer Ale
Served with a lemon- delicious. Not a ton of flavor but a good summer beer.
Good flavor, grapefruit and peach. Smells like peach but tastes like grapefruit. Smell is a lot stronger than the taste.
Taint Town Pale Ale
Smooth, better than most pale ales.
Not too crazy hoppy. Probably because it is single hopped with fuggles hops from England.
There was a group of us, so we ordered a couple of appetizers.
Deryl and Bre aren’t big beer drinkers, but they did like some of the lighter, summer beers.
Deryl ordered a pint of the Sirius Summer Ale. Bre went with a Frozen Strawberry Margarita.
Mark ordered a pint of the Samurai. He liked it refreshing on a hot summer day, but also a beer that we haven’t seen in the stores around us.
Megan got a pint of the Sunfish Wheat Ale.
We visited at the end of the summer, so we sat outside on the deck. There is a really nice view of the water from the deck.
Want to visit?
Open year-round 7 days a week
11:30am – 1:00am
Late night menu after 9:00pm
Dinner served until 10:00pm Friday and Saturday
Brunch specials every Sunday from 10:00am – 2:00pm